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17 YEAR OLD HELD IN STABBING JKB 7/27/10

  • A 17 YEAR OLD FORT BRAGG BOY WAS ARRESTED AFTER STABBING A 20 YEAR OLD MAN LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

20YEAR OLD JORGE GARCIA ROBERTO, WAS STABBED SEVERAL TIMES IN THE UPPER EXTREMITIES DURING A VERBAL ALTERCATION WITH THE JUVENILE AT AROUND 11 PM. HE WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL, TREATED AND RELEASED. THE JUVENILE WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO JUVENILE HALL FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON. ACCORDING TO POLICE, BOTH PARTIES WERE ATTENDING A QUINCEANERA AND ALCOHOL MAY HAVE PLAYED A ROLE IN THE INCIDENT.

SEXUAL ASSAULT JKB 7/27/10

  • A FORT BRAGG MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER ADMITTING TO RAPING AN 18 YEAR OLD MAN DURING A FAMILY CAMPING TRIP LAST WEEK.

28 YEAR OLD JESUS PARTIDA WAS BOOKED INTO THE COUNTY JAIL ON A NUMBER OF SEXUAL ASSAULT CHARGES. THE VICTIM AND HIS FAMILY SAID THE INCIDENT OCCURRED IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JULY 21ST AFTER A NIGHT OF HEAVY DRINKING. ACCORDING TO POLICE THE VICTIM WAS TOO INTOXICATED TO RESIST THE ASSAULT, AND HE REPORTED THE INCIDENT THE NEXT DAY AFTER CONSULTING WITH A DOCTOR. WHEN INTERVIEWED BY POLICE, PARTIDA ADMITTED TO SEXUALLY ASSAULTING THE VICTIM AND WAS ARRESTED. HE WAS RELEASED AFTER POSTING BAIL.

ROUND VALLEY SUPER OF SCHOOLS FOUND DEAD JKB 7/27/10

  • AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF ROUND VALLEYS NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS WHO APPARENTLY PLUNGED TO HIS DEATH FROM ONE OF THE BRIDGES NEAR CONFUSION HILL LATE LAST WEEK.

THE BODY OF 45 YEAR OLD KEVIN JOLLY WAS FOUND ON FRIDAY SHORTLY AFTER HIS VEHICLE HAD BEEN LOCATED, PARKED NEAR THE CONFUSION HILL TOURIST ATTRACTION IN PIERCY. HIS FAMILY HAD REPORTED HIM MISSING THE DAY BEFORE. JOLLY TOOK OVER AS ROUND VALLEYS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS ON JULY 1ST AFTER WORKING FOR THE BURBANK UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT. ROUND VALLEY SCHOOL OFFICIALS ARE MEETING TODAY TO DISCUSS HIRING AN INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT. JOLLYS DEATH REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION, BUT ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, FOUL PLAY IS NOT SUSPECTED.

MAN ARRESTED FOR MURDER OF 4 YEAR OLD JKB 7/27/10

  • A HUMBOLDT COUNTY MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF MURDERING THE 4 YEAR OLD GRANDSON OF THE WOMAN HE WAS DATING.

25 YEAR OLD LEON BIGLEGGINS WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY SUNDAY AFTERNOON. 4 YEAR OLD DYLAN BLOUNT-CHAMBERS WAS FOUND HAVING DIFFICULTY BREATHING LATE SATURDAY NIGHT BY HIS GRANDMOTHER, DONNA RAY BLOUNT. THE CHILD WAS TAKEN TO MAD RIVER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL WHERE HE WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT 11 PM. ACCORDING TO POLICE THE CHILDS BODY SHOWED SIGNS OF ONGOING ABUSE. BIGLEGGINS ALLEGEDLY WATCHED THE CHILD WHEN BLOUNT WAS WORKING. THE CHILD HAD BEEN STAYING WITH HIS GRANDMOTHER FOR THE SUMMER. THE CHILDS MOTHER HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE DEATH. INVESTIGATORS SAY IT IS UNCERTAIN WHO MAY HAVE BEEN ABUSING THE CHILD, BUT AT THIS POINT, BIGLEGGINS IS THE ONLY SUSPECT IN THE CASE. HE IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED ON THE CHARGES TOMORROW.

PEIDMONT LUMBER CLOSES JKB 7/27/10

  • PIEDMONT LUMBER IN LAKEPORT HAS CLOSED.

THE EMBATTLED RETAIL STORE AND LUMBERYARD CLOSED ITS DOORS YESTERDAY. MENDO MILL IS IN THE PROCESS OF BUYING THE STORE AND HAS TOLD WORKERS THEY PLAN TO RE-OPEN IN AUGUST. FORMER PIEDMONT EMPLOYEES WILL HAVE INTERVIEWS THIS WEEK TO REAPPLY FOR THEIR JOBS. COMPANY OFFICIALS CITED THE DOWNTURN IN THE ECONOMY AND A FIRE THAT DESTROYED PIEDMONTS WALNUT CREEK LOCATION AS TWO OF THE FACTORS THAT LED TO THE CLOSING.

BUI ARREST JKB 7/27/10

  • LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS MARINE PATROL BUI CHECKPOINT ON CLEARLAKE NETTED ONE ARREST OVER THE WEEKEND.

DURING THE OPERATIONAL PERIOD, A TOTAL OF 46 BOATERS WERE CONTACTED AND SCREENED. 3 OPERATORS WERE GIVEN FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS AND 44 YEAR OLD PAUL WATERS OF MIDDLETOWN WAS THE ONLY ONE ARRESTED FOR BUI AFTER BEING FOUND UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE CHECKPOINT WAS HELD OFF OF BEAKBAN ISLAND AND LEUBOW POINT FROM 3 TO 6:30 PM SATURDAY.

LIGHTNING SPARKS FIRES JKB 7/27/10

  • STATE FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THAT SCORES OF FIRES ACROSS NORTHEASTERN CALIFORNIA WERE IGNITED OVER THE WEEKEND BY MORE THAN 4,000 LIGHTNING STRIKES.

CALFIRE REPORTED AT LEAST 33 FIRES THAT BURNED MORE THAN 250 ACRES OF LAND SINCE SATURDAY AND THE US FOREST SERVICE REPORTED ANOTHER 78 LIGHTNING SPARKED FIRES THAT HAD BLACKENED 115 ACRES. A FIRE SPARKED ON BLM LAND IN LASSEN COUNTY HAS BURNED MORE THAN 1700 ACRES AND WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 10% CONTAINED AS OF LAST NIGHT. A FIRE IN MONO COUNTY HAS SCORCHED MORE THAN 600 ACRES AND WAS 60% CONTAINED AS OF LAST NIGHT. FIRES WERE ALSO REPORTED IN SHASTA AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES.

HAYWARD TO STEP DOWN AS BP CEO JKB 7/27/10

  • TONY HAYWARD WILL STEP DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF BP OIL AMID ONGOING OUTRAGE OVER THE SPILL IN THE GULF OF MEXICO.

HE WILL BE REPLACED BY AMERICAN ROBERT DUDLEY BEGINNING OCTOBER 1ST. BP SAYS THEY WILL NOMINATE HAYWARD AS A NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF AN OIL AND GAS VENTURE IN RUSSIA. IN THE MEANTIME HE WILL RECEIVE A YEARS SALARY AMOUNTING TO $1.6 MILLION DOLLARS. OTHER DETAILS OF HIS SEVERANCE PACKAGE HAVE NOT BEEN RELEASED.

REMAINS OF MISSING SAILOR RECOVERED JKB 7/27/10

  • THE REMAINS OF AN AMERICAN SAILOR WHO WENT MISSING AFTER THE VEHICLE HE AND A FELLOW SAILOR WERE RIDING IN WAS AMBUSHED BY TALIBAN INSURGENTS LAST WEEK, HAS BEEN FOUND IN EASTERN AFGHANISTAN.

ACCORDING TO NATOS INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE FORCE, COALITION FORCES RECOVERED THE MISSING SERVICE MEMBER ON SUNDAY AFTER AN EXTENSIVE SEARCH. THE SEARCH FOR THE OTHER SERVICE MEMBER IS CONTINUING. A TALIBAN SPOKESMAN CONFIRMED THAT THE AMERICAN SAILOR HAD DIED DURING A FIREFIGHT AND THAT THE GROUP IS HOLDING THE OTHER SAILOR. NO IMMEDIATE DEMANDS FROM THE TALIBAN FOR THE RETURN OF THE AMERICAN HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED.

BELL OFFICIALS VOTE FOR PAY CUT JKB 7/27/10

  • CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS IN THE SMALL TOWN OF BELL CALIFORNIA, WHO SPARKED OUTRAGE STATEWIDE WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THEIR COMBINED SALARIES TOTALED MORE THAN $1.6 MILLION DOLLARS, VOTED LAST NIGHT TO GIVE THEMSELVES A PAY CUT.

MAYOR OSCAR HERNADEZ, WHO DEFENDED THE SALARIES LAST WEEK, EVEN WENT AS FAR AS TO SAY HE WOULD TAKE NO PAY AND WOULD NOT SEEK RE-ELECTION. 3 OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS ANNOUNCED THEIR RESIGNATIONS LAST WEEK. THE CITY COUNCIL VOTED TO REDUCE THEIR SALRIES TO THAT OF WHAT ONE OF THE LOWEST PAID MEMBERS WAS MAKING AT JUST A LITTLE OVER $8000 A YEAR. MOST OF THE OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS HAD BEEN MAKING NEARLY 10 TIMES AS MUCH. THE MEDIAN ANNUAL INCOME OF BELL, WHICH HAS ABOUT 36,000 RESIDENTS, IS LESS THAN $35,000 A YEAR.

MISSING OREGON BOY UPDATE JKB 7/27/10

  • AUTHORITIES IN OREGON WILL HOLD A NEWS CONFERENCE TODAY TO SHARE INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO THE DISAPPEARANCE OF 7 YEAR OLD KYRON HORMAN.

KYRON HAS BEEN MISSING SINCE JUNE 4TH. HIS STEPMOTHER TERRI HORMAN IS CONSIDERED A PERSON OF INTEREST IN THE CASE, BUT AS OF YET HAS NOT BEEN NAMED AS A SUSPECT. KYRONS BIOLOGICAL FATHER, BELIEVES TERRI HORMAN IS INVOLVED IN THE DISAPPEARANCE. INVESTIGATORS SAY THEY HAVE DEVELOPED MORE THAN 3,300 LEADS FROM TIPS THAT CONTINUE TO PORE IN AND THAT SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE IN THE CASE.

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